Meaning of homogenize


Pronunciation: (hu-moj'u-nīz", hō-), [key]
— v., -nized, -niz•ing.
  1. to form by blending unlike elements; make homogeneous.
  2. to prepare an emulsion, as by reducing the size of the fat globules in (milk or cream) in order to distribute them equally throughout.
  3. to make uniform or similar, as in composition or function: to homogenize school systems.
  4. to subject (metal) to high temperature to ensure uniform diffusion of components.
  1. to become homogenized.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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